Billecart-Salmon


Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Magnum 1.5L|Brut|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Elegant Fresh Pinot Meunier Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Partial Barrel-fermentation

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Brioche

Orchard Fruit

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Nut

Nut


Almond

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

What to expect


Firstly, well done you for choosing a magnum. Not only will you be the talk of your friends, but you will also step up to the next level of quality when buying in magnum. In short, as there is the same amount of oxygen in the bottle neck but double the volume of wine, the champagne ages more slowly than a standard bottle and stays fresher for longer.

"Billecart’s enchanting Brut Réserve upholds its aspiration of pure freshness and elegance, even in the presence of impressive levels of reserve wines, a generous 45% of the blend. This cuvée is a captivating contradiction, dressing one of Champagne’s higher representations of meunier in one of the most delicate and graceful of attires.

It glides onto the stage and sings with the pristine signature of the house, energised by the red apple and red berry fruits of meunier, with a breathtakingly refined melody of pure lemon zest, in a dazzling display of elegant, soft, crystalline chalk minerality and understated, fragrant elegance. Lees age furnishes subtle brioche and almond notes, while meunier lends supple approachability, without for a moment dipping its gaze from purity and definition, concluding with fresh, bright acidity, well-integrated dosage, gentle phenolic presence, good persistence and fine chalk mineral drive. Classic Billecart." 


Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 
 

$209.00

Club Price $198.55 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Elegant Fresh Pinot Meunier Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Partial Barrel-fermentation

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Brioche

Orchard Fruit

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Nut

Nut


Almond

What to expect


Firstly, well done you for choosing a magnum. Not only will you be the talk of your friends, but you will also step up to the next level of quality when buying in magnum. In short, as there is the same amount of oxygen in the bottle neck but double the volume of wine, the champagne ages more slowly than a standard bottle and stays fresher for longer.

"Billecart’s enchanting Brut Réserve upholds its aspiration of pure freshness and elegance, even in the presence of impressive levels of reserve wines, a generous 45% of the blend. This cuvée is a captivating contradiction, dressing one of Champagne’s higher representations of meunier in one of the most delicate and graceful of attires.

It glides onto the stage and sings with the pristine signature of the house, energised by the red apple and red berry fruits of meunier, with a breathtakingly refined melody of pure lemon zest, in a dazzling display of elegant, soft, crystalline chalk minerality and understated, fragrant elegance. Lees age furnishes subtle brioche and almond notes, while meunier lends supple approachability, without for a moment dipping its gaze from purity and definition, concluding with fresh, bright acidity, well-integrated dosage, gentle phenolic presence, good persistence and fine chalk mineral drive. Classic Billecart." 


Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 
 

About the house 

About the house 


Food Suggestion

One of the leading families of Champagne, this medium sized, high quality domain is one to be admired. Billecart-Salmon (Pronounced beel-kahr sahl-moh) have a fresh, clean and elegant style. They champion the use of the meunier grape which is often added to other cuvees without fanfare in other houses. The absolutely pristine wine making facilities located in Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ are overseen by multiple generations of the family as well as chef winemaker Francois Domi. The house purposely ferments at a lower temperature elongating the ferment to weeks and not days as can be standard in champagne, which helps capture the pristine nature of the fruit. Every step of the wine making process at the house is artful, right down to the precision of the dosage which is unique for every disgorgement conducted in batches.   

Food Suggestion


This is true aperitif territory and magnums are perfect for sharing in larger groups. THe freshness and purity of the fruit deserves delicate seafood; classic oysters, some grilled calamari and even a Turkey & Cranberry sauce sandwich post-festive feeding.